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Large-Flowered Climbing Rose
Rosa 'Stairway to Heaven'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rosa (RO-zuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Stairway to Heaven
Additional cultivar information:(PP14333; aka JACetima)
Hybridized by Zary
Registered or introduced: 2002
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Modern Climber


10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Medium red (mr)

Bloom Shape:


Flower Fragrance:

Slightly Fragrant

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly


Trained to climb

Patent Information:


Other Details:

Resistant to black spot

Resistant to rust

Susceptible to mildew

Pruning Instructions:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California

Aurora, Illinois

La Luz, New Mexico

Vale, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 4, 2012, tauberp from Aurora, IL wrote:

Got 2 of those 3 years ago as bare-root plants. The growth rate is incredible. Covered the trellis within the first year, and in the 2nd overwhelmed it, so I had to move those now and separate those onto umbrella trellises. Will see how those do this coming year. Overall the best climber in my opinion. Large, deep red blooms and wonderful growth rate in my heavy clay soil. Receives full sun, but I am not doing anything else. Cut flowers last very long in vase. Re-bloomed easily, and attracts hummingbirds with its color, they then feast on other plants in my yards, but hover around the rose for some time. Make sure it has good support!